With Thanksgiving just around the corner now you’re likely starting to stress about cooking your family’s turkey. There are various different ways to prepare your bird than with a conventional oven. Looking for an easier (and quicker) way? Try using a turkey fryer with propane gas!
Expecting a lot of guests this year? Be sure to plan ahead and fill your tank(s) with Keystone Propane to avoid any embarrassing mishaps.
Prep For Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey
- Determine how many turkeys you will need to cook. If you plan on cooking more than one, have 2-3 tanks on hand just to be safe!
- Use a long-stemmed thermometer to check the internal temperature of the turkey during the frying process.
- Stock up on oil. The most common type of oil for frying a turkey is peanut oil, however, you may opt to use canola, rice oil, corn oil or sunflower oil.
- Keep the burner as far away as possible from your propane tank.
- Give yourself an ample amount of time to cook your bird. A general guideline is 3 minutes per pound in addition to 5 minutes per bird (ie. 10 lb bird is 30 – 35 mins)
How to Fry Your Turkey using Keystone Propane
- Begin by placing your thawed turkey in the fryer and top off with room temperature water until the bird is completely covered. (this prevents any oil from overflowing)
- Remove the turkey and mark it with the water line
- Dry the fryer and turkey entirely
- Connect your Keystone Propane Tank
- Fill up to the waterline with your choice of frying oil
- Heat the oil to between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit to properly cook your bird
- To prevent burning yourself, slowly lower the bird into the fryer and cook 3 minutes plus 5 minutes per bird. Keep your thermometer on hand to check the internal temperature of the turkey.
Contact Keystone Propane for more information about how we can provide you with propane for your turkey fryer!
How to Clean Up your Fryer
Once your dinner is done, now it’s time to clean up the mess! You’ll want to wait until the oil has completely cooked down – which takes about 2 hours. Then you will be able to drain and pour the oil back into its original container. You may reuse this oil if it’s kept in a cool, dark place for up to three months.